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Dudley's dungeon -- Thursday, 12 February, 2004

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Thursday, 12 February, 2004 by Dion Nicolaas
                    
                    
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  June 4, 2004 12:29
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
And this is why I'm wary of Hearse.
CordBar@aol.com July 11, 2004 07:39
First comment: 6 May, 2004 76 comments written
What is Hearse??????
freshme@ January 5, 2005 04:28
First comment: 4 January, 2005 67 comments written
It's a utility that allows people to exchange bones files by uploading and downloading them automatically from a particular website.

In Nethack each time you die there is a chance of a bones file being created. It contains the level, the items you wereIn 1573, the Parliament of Dole published a decree, permitting
the inhabitants of the Franche-Comte to pursue and kill a
were-wolf or loup-garou, which infested that province,
"notwithstanding the existing laws concerning the chase."
The people were empowered to "assemble with javelins,
halberds, pikes, arquebuses and clubs, to hunt and pursue the
said were-wolf in all places where they could find it, and to
take, burn, and kill it, without incurring any fine or other
penalty." The hunt seems to have been successful, if we may
judge from the fact that the same tribunal in the following
year condemned to be burned a man named Giles Garnier, who
ran on all fours in the forest and fields and devoured little
children, "even on Friday." The poor lycanthrope, it appears,
had as slight respect for ecclesiastical feasts as the French
pig, which was not restrained by any feeling of piety from
eating infants on a fast day.
        [ The History of Vampires, by Dudley Wright ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
carrying (mostly cursed now), your ghostAnd now the souls of the dead who had gone below came swarming
up from Erebus -- fresh brides, unmarried youths, old men
with life's long suffering behind them, tender young girls
still nursing this first anguish in their hearts, and a great
throng of warriors killed in battle, their spear-wounds gaping
yet and all their armour stained with blood. From this
multitude of souls, as they fluttered to and fro by the
trench, there came a moaning that was horrible to hear.
Panic drained the blood from my cheeks.
[ The Odyssey, (chapter Lambda), by Homer ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
(if any), your pet (probably hostile now)...and of course whatever killed you.

The trouble with bones files is whatever killed the last playerThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
is probably quite powerful. And if the last playerThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
had any powerful pets, things can get really nasty for the next playerThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
. Even worse, if he dies there too, a new bones file may be created adding his pets, items, and ghostAnd now the souls of the dead who had gone below came swarming
up from Erebus -- fresh brides, unmarried youths, old men
with life's long suffering behind them, tender young girls
still nursing this first anguish in their hearts, and a great
throng of warriors killed in battle, their spear-wounds gaping
yet and all their armour stained with blood. From this
multitude of souls, as they fluttered to and fro by the
trench, there came a moaning that was horrible to hear.
Panic drained the blood from my cheeks.
[ The Odyssey, (chapter Lambda), by Homer ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
to the level. This can go on and on.

Automatic uploading and downloading of bones files can mean the propagation of near-impossible levels. --This sabotages the fun of players who consider backup files a kind of cheating.
Talis April 14, 2005 10:52
First comment: 14 April, 2005 4 comments written
I don't know about this being such a negative thing. Before my last computer (Casper) died, it was very difficult to ever make it into the top ten because the bones compilations had been stacking up for about 2-3 years. There wereIn 1573, the Parliament of Dole published a decree, permitting
the inhabitants of the Franche-Comte to pursue and kill a
were-wolf or loup-garou, which infested that province,
"notwithstanding the existing laws concerning the chase."
The people were empowered to "assemble with javelins,
halberds, pikes, arquebuses and clubs, to hunt and pursue the
said were-wolf in all places where they could find it, and to
take, burn, and kill it, without incurring any fine or other
penalty." The hunt seems to have been successful, if we may
judge from the fact that the same tribunal in the following
year condemned to be burned a man named Giles Garnier, who
ran on all fours in the forest and fields and devoured little
children, "even on Friday." The poor lycanthrope, it appears,
had as slight respect for ecclesiastical feasts as the French
pig, which was not restrained by any feeling of piety from
eating infants on a fast day.
        [ The History of Vampires, by Dudley Wright ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
often graves and ghosts, often characters (old selves) I recognized and remembered fondly -- even as my new self slayed his/her way through their incorporeal bodies, at last laying them to rest... It was just hard killing my dogs.

GAWD. WHY - ALWAYS - THE DOGS???
Kernigh June 24, 2005 21:57
First comment: 6 April, 2005 349 comments written
The predecessor to http://www.nicolaas.net/dudley/index.php?f=20050505
Fathead April 1, 2006 01:28
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
I would probably recommend this utility... to extremely advanced players.
Grognor April 4, 2007 21:01
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
Well now I know never to get Hearse, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever.
HK June 1, 2007 05:07
First comment: 1 June, 2007 309 comments written
Funny, like most.
gneek May 31, 2008 01:23
First comment: 18 January, 2008 159 comments written
The best way to play is on a multi playerThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
server. You get everyone's bones!
Zarquil September 26, 2008 06:24
First comment: 26 September, 2008 54 comments written
My primary job, as I see it, is to assemble other people's ascension kits!

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